Don't miss




Alpha Condé reacts to Dadis Camara's bid to return home

Read more


'We need an American in every train compartment'

Read more


When China Sneezes: World markets rattled by bubble burst (part 2)

Read more


Desperate to get to Europe: How to handle migrant surge? (part 1)

Read more


Behind the scenes of France's National Assembly

Read more

#TECH 24

Saving water, one shower at a time

Read more


Katrina, ten years on: Young survivors still grapple with trauma

Read more


Has New Orleans got its groove back?

Read more


Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

Read more

A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

#THE 51%

#THE 51%

Latest update : 2014-04-28

The Peacemakers: Does gender really make a difference?

In a special edition of "The 51 Percent", Annette Young meets three extraordinary women, all of whom are Nobel Peace Prize winners.

On the panel is Jody Williams, who's been a driving force in an international campaign against landmines. It led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention by 161 nations, banning the use, sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Also joining us is Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist who was awarded the prize in 2011 for her work in ending the Liberian civil war.

Last but by no means least is Shirin Ebadi. She is Iran's first woman judge who won the prize in 2003 for her work in promoting democracy and human rights.

Annette Young asks the three laureates whether women are naturally better peacemakers.

By Annette YOUNG



2015-08-28 design

Women redesigning our world: Skyscrapers and changemakers

To kick off a brand new series of The 51 Percent, we're focusing on the women who are redesigning our world. We meet the new generation of urban designers here in Paris who are...

Read more

2015-07-03 women

Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

In this edition, we head to Jordan where by law, a rapist can marry his victim in order to escape a jail sentence. Also, we meet with a group of South African mothers determined...

Read more

2015-06-26 women

Women in science: The right formula

Given the furore surrounding comments made by British Nobel laureate and scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, we take a look at the women who've made breakthroughs in science despite the...

Read more

2015-06-19 Darfur

Tales of horror: Allegations of mass rape in Darfur

In this edition, more horrors from Darfur where dozens of women and girls say they were the victims of a mass rape, carried out by Sudanese government forces. Also, one year on...

Read more

2015-06-12 Saudi Arabia

Turkish elections: Record number of female MPs voted into parliament

In this edition, a record number of female MPs are to enter the Turkish parliament following this month's poll. Also, how Saudi women are gearing up to vote for the very first...

Read more